National law firm Freeths has strengthened its Property Litigation team in Bristol following the appointment of David Shakesby. He joins as a Director from Osborne Clarke. With over 25 years’ experience, David specialises in advice and disputes relating to energy networks and renewables, focusing on a mix of issues relating to land rights, planning, compulsory […]
National law firm Freeths has advised ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (“ENGIE”) on an innovative power purchase and optimisation services contract for one of the UK’s first debt-funded co-located solar and battery storage project. The project is being developed by DIF Capital Partners and ib vogt GmbH, and together with ENGIE’s partner Arenko Group, […]
For some time, the Government has been announcing plans for new waste management strategies to help combat the effects of climate change. Waste reduction, and where that is not possible, using waste as a resource is one of the key ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With regard to food surpluses and waste, one strategy […]
National law firm Freeths has advised certain shareholders of Wattstor Limited, on Wattstor’s investment from Ara Partners, a private equity firm that specialises in industrial decarbonisation investments. Founded in the UK in 2013, Wattstor is the fast-growing provider of automated carbon reduction and electricity cost-saving technology for small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-market industrial and […]
The rapid rise in energy costs over recent months is concerning for businesses of all sizes across all sectors of the UK economy. The announcement of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme in September was a welcome lifeline, but the reality is bills will continue to be far higher for the foreseeable future than they were […]
SMEs make up the majority of businesses in the UK. Therefore, their (i) combined use of resources and (ii) output in emissions can make a huge difference to the UK’s environmental strategy. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) offers a range of tools for SMEs to help make their businesses more energy […]
In the sixth article looking at the key themes arising from the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report, Kirstin Roberts takes a look at the impact for the waste industry. A version of this article was first published in the CIWM Journal for September/October 2022, which CIWM members can read here. The CCC has […]
Introduction Following our recent articles which looked at the key themes arising from the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report, in this our fifth article in the series, we take a more detailed look at what the report says about the decarbonisation of heat. See the previous articles on the CCC here: “Actions speak […]
In the fourth instalment of our series examining the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament, we examine the findings relating to electric vehicles (“EVs”), EV charging infrastructure (“EVCI”), zero-emissions, and buses. See the CCC’s progress report here. See our previous articles on the CCC’s report: “Actions speak louder than words”: reviewing the […]
In this third instalment of our series examining the Climate Change Committee’s (“CCC”) 2022 Progress Report to Parliament, we examine the findings relating to electricity supply. Our previous articles on the report: “Actions speak louder than words”: reviewing the Climate Change Committee 2022 Report to Parliament The Climate Change Committee Report 2022: is decarbonising UK […]
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